DNSO Names Council Teleconference on May 19th, 2000 - minutes

May 19th, 2000.

Proposed agenda and related documents:


List of attendees:
   Dennis Jennings         ccTLD          absent
   Patricio Poblete        ccTLD          absent
   Philip Sheppard         Business
   Masanobu Katoh          Business       arrived in late
   Theresa Swinehart       Business
   Hirofumi Hotta          ISPCP
   Tony Harris             ISPCP          arrived in late
   Michael Schneider       ISPCP          absent, proxy to Hotta
   Erica Roberts           Registrars
   Ken Stubbs              Registrars
   Paul Kane               Registrars
   Roger Cochetti          gTLD
   Caroline Chicoine       IP
   Axel Aus der Muhlen     IP
   Guillermo Carey         IP             absent, proxy to Chicoine
   Youn Jung Park          NCDNH
   Kathryn Kleiman         NCDNH
   Zakaria Amar            NCDNH
   Michael D.Palage        WG-B Working Chair
   Andrew McLaughlin       ICANN Officer
   Elisabeth Porteneuve    DNSO Secretariat

Chair Ken Stubbs (Registrars)

Quorum present

  1. Discussion and adoption of the Agenda
  2. The item added by YJ Park to the agenda will be considered at the end of the teleconference, if time so permits.

  3. Minutes from the last NC teleconference, 18 April 2000
  4. Approved unanimously

  5. Review of the Working Group B -- Famous Trade-Marks
  6. Michael D.Palage, Working Co-Chair, was convened to join the teleconference and give a brief summary of ten months of WG-B work, July 1999 - May 2000, as well as outline the points of consensus and disagreement. The WG-B grew up very large, more than 120 participants, 50% from the IPC, 20% dispersed over Constituencies. The group agreed with 70% of yes that there should be safeguards on the trademark's protection. Most of participant agreed that a creation of a trademark's list would not be prudent at this time, but it does not preclude about the future. Whatever protection to the trademarks, it should be assorted to the nature of TLD. There should not be an exclusion of trademark's names across all TLDs. The Registrars were concerned by a speed of process, therefore to have a list. The Non-commercials were critical about this proposition. Some proposals collected by the WG-B could be explored more deeply in the future.

    Michael Palage was requested to provide recommendations on working procedures for the future, based on the WG-B experience (shall the WG be open to a newcomers over such a long time, facing the same questions asked over and over again, but also bringing a new ideas; how the listserv should be improved to prevent discussions' diversion on the public comments forum). The same request will be passed to Jonathan Weinberg, Working Co-Chair of the WG-C. Both written documents will be used by the WG-D.

    The discussion followed on mandates as given to the Co-Chairs and term of reference (whether it should be rather short or more precise).

    The draft of Resolution to the ICANN Board, as amended by the Names Council, was moved on by Roger Cochetti, and seconded by Kathryn Kleiman. The Statement was approved by an unanimous vote (16 YES, 2 absents Dennis Jennings and Patricio Poblete)

  7. Working Group C -- New gTLDs, Final recommendation
  8. Postponed to a debate and the NC vote by e-mail.

  9. Discussion on the NC Recommendations to the ICANN Board about the DNSO
  10. To be compliant with the ICANN rules, the NC shall submit its recommendations on the DNSO Secretariat and Budget to the ICANN Board. Such a document may include the NC observations and request for resources. Andrew McLaghlin stressed out that the budget has already been outlined, but the authorization to raise and spent money is needed.

    Various comments were made by Erica Roberts, Ken Stubbs, Andrew McLaughlin, Roger Cochetti, Theresa Swinehart and Elisabeth Porteneuve.

    Those 6 persons will meet next Friday, 26 May 2000, on the teleconference and work out a proposal for recommendations prior to the next NC teleconference scheduled in two weeks.

  11. Yokohama schedule update
  12. The Yokohama schedule shall be fixed within one week. The Constituencies and WGs shall answer questions with regard to the agenda and room allocations raised in the message from Hirofumi Hotta, as recorded in http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/council/Arc03/msg00671.html

  13. Dates for NC teleconferences until Yokohama
  14. The next NC telecon will be held in two weeks, Friday 2 June 2000

    The main items on the agenda will be:

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